Saugus Union School District, California

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Saugus Union School District
Santa Clarita, California
Saugus Union School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Joan Lucid
Graduation rate:N/A
Number of schools:15
Budget: $71.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Paul De La Cerda
Board members:5
Term length:4
Saugus Union School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Santa Clarita, California. It is the 153rd largest school district in California, serving 10,295 students in 15 schools with an operating budget of $71.0 million.[1][2]

About the district

Saugus Union School District is located in Los Angeles County, California
Saugus Union School District is located in central Los Angeles County in Santa Clarita, California. It is located in the largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Santa Clarita is home to 176,320 residents.[3]


Santa Clarita outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 31.7% of Santa Clarita residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.5% for California as a whole. The median household income in Santa Clarita was $83,579 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Santa Clarita was 7.7% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Lynwood (%) California (%)
White 70.9 57.6
Black or African American 3.2 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 8.5 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.4
Two or More Races 4.7 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 29.5 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 2,486,479 51.11
Republican 1,048,507 21.55
American Independent 109,055 2.24
Libertarian 25,808 0.53
Peace and Freedom 24,950 0.51
Green 24,534 0.50
Americans Elect 2,583 0.05
Other 262,180 5.39

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]


Joan Lucid is the current Superintendent of Saugus Union School District. She has served in this role since July 2011. Lucid has served the Saugus Union school district for over 30 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.[6]

School board

The Saugus Union Board of Education is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[7] Stephen Winkler was removed from the board in 2013 because it was determined he no longer lived within the district.[8]

Saugus Union Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Paul De La Cerda At-large 2017
Douglas A. Bryce At-large 2017
Rose Koscielny At-large 2015
Judy Egan Umeck At-large 2017
Vacant At-large 2015

School board elections

See also: Saugus Union School District elections (2013)

Members of the Saugus Union Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[9] Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Saugus Union School District.[10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $66,164,591 63.6% $3,307,949 3.2% $504,622 0.5% $0 0% $29,497,151 28.4% $104,015,942
2011-2012 $67,713,275 88.3% $2,042,426 2.7% $4,638,245 6.1% $0 0% $2,259,994 2.9% $76,653,939
2012-2013 $62,788,293 88.4% $2,193,564 3.1% $4,520,283 6.4% $0.00 0% $1,525,096 2.1% $71,027,237
Averages: $65,555,386.33 78% $2,514,646.33 3% $3,221,050 4% $0 0% $11,094,080.33 13% $83,899,039.33

Teacher salaries

Saugus Union School District employed 473 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Saugus Teachers Association for 2007 through 2008:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 41,025 56,690
B.A. + 15 43,030 61,946
B.A. + 30 45,138 72,156
B.A. + 45 or B.A. + MA 47,095 75,695
B.A. + 60 w/MA or Doctorate 52,421 82,542

Schools in Saugus Union School District


Saugus Union School District serves 10,295 students in 15 schools.[1]

District schools

Saugus Union School District operates 15 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Saugus Union School District
Bridgeport Elementary
Cedarcreek Elementary
Charles Helmers Elementary
Emblem Elementary
Highland Elementary
James Foster Elementary
Mountainview Elementary
North Park Elementary
Plum Canyon Elementary
Rio Vista Elementary
Rosedell Elementary
Santa Clarita Elementary
Skyblue Mesa Elementary
Tesoro del Valle Elementary
West Creek Academy

Academic performance

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades 2-11. STAR results include English and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11 and history/social science in grades 8, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students. The following table compares the percentage of district students who score at a "Proficient" or "Advanced" level with the statewide averages from the 2011-2012 school year.[13]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 77 54
Mathematics 75 50
Science 76 57
History/Social Science N/A 48

Contact information

Saugus Union School District seal.jpg
Saugus Union School District
24930 Avenue Stanford
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone:(661) 294-5300

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